Open composers competition named after Andrey Petrov
  • About competition 2024
About competition 2024

Organizer of the Competition:
Foundation for the preservation and development of the creative heritage of composer Andrey Petrov

Under support of:
Ministry of culture of Russian Federation
Committee of culture of Saint-Petersburg

The main purpose of the Competition:
the discovery of new composer names.

The Eighteenth Open composers competition named after Andrey Petrov is announced in two nominations – «SYMPHONIC MUSIC» and nomination for young composers «THE SHORE OF HOPE».

Age restrictions:
nomination for young composers «The Shore of hope»

up to 25 years old *
nomination «Symphonic music»
without restrictions
* The age of the participants is determined on the day of the deadline for accepting applications for the Competition (June 15th, 2024).

nomination «Symphonic music» -

symphony orchestra (maximum composition - triple)
nomination for young composers «The Shore of hope» -
chamber string orchestra

Main conditions for participation in the Competition:
• there is no entrance fee for participation in the сompetition;
• the competition of composers is open to everyone, regardless of education and place of residence;
• one participant can submit ONLY ONE composition;
• works created in various genres and forms of symphonic music are allowed to participate in the сompetition, such as symphony, symphonietta, symphonic fantasy, suite, poem, rhapsody, concert, etc.;
• the presented work can be cyclic or single-part;
• participation of one soloist (voice or instrument) is allowed;
• all participants of the сompetition submit their compositions anonymously, under a motto that should not exceed 10 printed characters;
• participants who provide sheets of music and (or) an audio recording (video recording) of a composition with identification marks, names or other personal information will NOT be allowed to participate;
• for more detailed information, please read the full version of the document «Official regulations of the competition».

Compositions that have previously won prizes and/or other awards are NOT ALLOWED to participate in the Competition. The composition submitted by the participant must not be published, publicly performed and/or recorded on replicated media, or broadcast before February 2022.

Dates of the Competition:

Applications are accepted
from 01st of March till 15th of June 2024 (online)

First round
from 01st till 14th of July 2024

Second round
from 22nd of July till 04 of August 2024

Third (final) round

Nomination «Symphonic music»
Date: 20th of September 2024
Venue: The Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonic named after Dmitry Shostakovich

Nomination «The Shore of hope» 
Date: 21st of September 2024
Venue: Small Hall of the Philharmonic named after Mikhail Glinka

Awards and prizes

Nomination «Symphonic music»
one prize – 150 000 rubles*

Nomination «The Shore of hope»
one prize – 100 000 rubles*

• The winners of the Competition are awarded with the titles of laureate or diploma holders.
• All finalists of the Competition receive special diplomas.
• A professional video and audio recording of the final concert is hold during the final round and will be provided to the contestants free of charge.
*see the official regulations document for important details

The organizers of the Competition cover the following expenses:
• air tickets (economy class) or train tickets (compartment);
• the maximum allowable amount of travel costs in both directions is 20 000 rubles;
• if the cost of the specified amount of travel tickets exceeds, the finalist pays the difference independently.

The contact information

In case of questions about the Competition Regulations or other organizational issues, the applicant can contact by e-mail 

More detailed information 

Download full version
of Official regulations in PDF format

The composition of the orchestra info